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Notice Summary

Title:
Ireland-Dublin: Provision of IT Services Panel Framework Agreement
Document Ref:
423003-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Electricity Supply Board (ESB)
Date Published:
09 September 2019
Deadline Date:
09 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

The contracting entity intends to procure a multi-provider framework agreement to provide IT services to support IT capability delivery. Successful applicants will work in a multi-vendor environment, on various enterprise frameworks, business applications and technical architectures in a secure, data sensitive environment.The envisaged services include:— design and delivery of new IT projects and technology transformations (potential examples may include IT components of national smart metering program, Cybersecurity or SAP upgrades),— development, maintenance and enhancement of existing IT applications, infrastructure and technologies,— business intelligence/data science and analytics,— digital transformation and support,— cyber security services,— architecture and subject matter expertise,— provision of lead vendor services in the delivery of a discrete transformation or scope of work,— provision of suitably qualified resources (onsite and offshore) in support of the above.

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

N/A

2 Gateway, East Wall Road

Dublin 3

IE

Contact person: Donie Cahalane

Telephone: +353 17026157

E-mail: donie.cahalane@esb.ie

NUTS: IE061

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.esb.ie

Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/377

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=152733&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=152733&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.6) Main activity

Electricity

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision of IT Services Panel Framework Agreement

Reference number: SSCON4693

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The contracting entity intends to procure a multi-provider framework agreement to provide IT services to support IT capability delivery. Successful applicants will work in a multi-vendor environment, on various enterprise frameworks, business applications and technical architectures in a secure, data sensitive environment.

The envisaged services include:

— design and delivery of new IT projects and technology transformations (potential examples may include IT components of national smart metering program, Cybersecurity or SAP upgrades),

— development, maintenance and enhancement of existing IT applications, infrastructure and technologies,

— business intelligence/data science and analytics,

— digital transformation and support,

— cyber security services,

— architecture and subject matter expertise,

— provision of lead vendor services in the delivery of a discrete transformation or scope of work,

— provision of suitably qualified resources (onsite and offshore) in support of the above.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Vendors may be awarded one or more lots.

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Project and Product Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 1 will include:

— proactive planning, resourcing, continuous improvement and performance management associated with service delivery,

— provision of, but not limited to, the following project and product capabilities:

—— project and product management,

—— change management,

—— test management and test execution,

—— business analysis.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 90 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Lot 2: Infrastructure Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 2 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following Infrastructure capabilities:

—— linux, windows and checkpoint,

—— batch automation,

—— backup monitoring and admin services,

—— database administration,

—— cloud management and support,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies,

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 17 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Lot 3: Digital Workspace

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 3 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following digital workspace capabilities:

—— virtual and physical end-user computing implementation and support services (OS, applications, hardware (not the provision of)) including, but not limited to, Citrix, Microsoft Office 365, collaboration, email, document management services.

—— 1st, 2nd, and 3rd level support,

—— end user adoption and training services,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of Architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 15 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Lot 4: Business Application Support

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 4 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following business application support capabilities:

—— business application functional support (approx. 400 applications),

—— applications/middleware installation and support,

—— support for monitoring tools,

—— licence management,

—— database administration (relational and non-relational databases),

—— off-site / out of hours monitoring service,

—— on-call capability for technical support,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 13 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Lot 5: Application Development and Data Analytics

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 5 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following application development and data analytics capabilities:

—— application development and support,

—— data science,

—— analytics development and support,

—— agile delivery,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 49 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Lot 6: SAP Competency Services

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 6 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following SAP competency capabilities:

—— basis,

—— SAP Security,

—— SAP ERP/SAP S4Hana,

—— SAP IS-U,

—— SAP CRM,

—— SAP BPC and BCS/Group Reporting,

—— SAP PPM,

—— SAP SRM,

—— ABAP,

—— SAP BW/BO/BW4Hana,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of Architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 18 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system

Lot No: 7

II.2.1) Title

Lot 7: Cyber Security

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is proposed that the scope of Lot 7 will include:

— provision of, but not limited to, the following Cybersecurity capabilities:

—— threat and vulnerability management,

—— network and email security,

—— operating system security,

—— application and software security,

—— cloud security,

—— identity and access management,

—— OT and IoT Security,

—— security engineering,

—— incident response,

—— security operation centre (SOC) Additional related emerging technologies or methodologies,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of Architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 3 800 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Lot 8: Delivery Partners

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

IE061

Main site or place of performance:

Dublin

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

ESB intends, through this procurement, to appoint a number of vendors to a panel (Lot 8) for the delivery of integration services for a range of project and product deliverables already set out in other lots. Successful applicants will be asked to manage the delivery of the required scope of work as lead vendor. It is proposed that the scope of Lot 8 will include:

— provision of system integration expertise including, but not restricted to delivery of the following capabilities:

—— project and digital product management,

—— change management,

—— test management and test execution,

—— business analysis,

—— application development,

—— SAP competency,

—— integration with ESB IT infrastructure, security and application architecture,

—— additional related emerging technologies or methodologies.

— provision of subject matter expertise related to the above capability areas,

— provision of Architectural support related to the above capability areas.

The current assumption is that the contract value for an initial 3 years will be for 7 000 indicative number of forecast days subject to budgetary and operational requirements and constraints.

Note: please note that this forecast is indicative only and may be materially more or less depending on work volumes and IT priorities within ESB.

Such services to be called off under the framework agreement as required and at the discretion of the contracting entity.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their responses to the criteria and rules outlined in the qualification questionnaire and at least the top scoring 5 firms will be invited to tender, subject to that number qualifying.

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

At the date of issuing this PQQ it is envisaged that the framework agreement will be for a initial duration of 3 years with an option to extend by a further 3 years and a final 2 years (a potential 8-year framework).

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

Please refer to the individual instructions for submission of bids relevant to each tender issued via the system.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 156226

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 156226

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 156226

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 156226

III.1.6) Deposits and guarantees required:

Will be specified in RFT.

III.1.7) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Will be specified in RFT.

III.1.8) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in procurement qualification questionnaire (PQQ) available to download from http://www.etenders.gov.ie using RFT ID 156226

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Will be specified in RFT.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 40

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 09/10/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

1) It is our intention to use the Irish Government Procurement portal (http://www.etenders.gov.ie) for this competition. Access to this Portal is free of charge. Interested parties must formally register their expression of interest for this competition on eTenders before they can gain access to the PQQ documentation. All information relating to and including the pre-qualification documents, any clarifications and changes will be issued/published via this portal. The contracting entity will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

2) This is the sole call for competition for this service;

3) The contracting entity will not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers;

4) Contract award will be subject to the approval of the competent authorities;

5) It will be a condition of award that candidates are tax compliant;

6) If for any reason it is not possible to admit to the framework agreement one or more of the tenderers invited following the conclusion of this competitive process, or having awarded a contract under the framework agreement, the contracting entity reserves the right to invite the next highest scoring tenderer to join the framework agreement and/or deliver the contract as appropriate to the circumstances pertaining to the framework;

7) At its absolute discretion, the contracting entity may elect to terminate this procurement process, the framework agreement or any contract awarded under the framework agreement at any time;

8) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words ‘or equivalent’ will always be appended;

9) Without prejudice to the principle of equal treatment, the contracting entity is not obliged to engage in a clarification process in respect of questionnaires with missing or incomplete information. Therefore, candidates are advised to ensure that they return fully completed questionnaires in order to avoid the risk of elimination from the competition;

10) At Section II.2.9) we have indicated that 5 will be invited to tender, please note that the contracting entity reserves the right to invite at least 5 subject to that number qualifying.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Chief Registrar

Four Courts, Inns Quay

Dublin 7

IE

Telephone: +353 18886000

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.courts.ie

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Supplier's own legal advisor

Ireland

IE

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/09/2019

Current Notes